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1970s Episode Guide for 'Maude':


(Episodes with dates prior to 1970 aired as reruns during the '70s.)

September 12, 1972: Maude's Problem
Season 1, episode 1
W: Susan Silver   D: Robert H. Livingston

With Helen Page Camp (Woman), William Redfield (Dr. Stern), Ed Begley Jr. (Young Man).
Debut of a series centering on Archie Bunker's wife's cousin Maude, whose liberal politics and sharp wit make her home a battleground with her fourth husband Walter, divorced daughter Carol, and Carol's 8-year-old son Phillip. Tonight's episode finds Maude tangling with a psychiatrist who is treating her daughter.

September 19, 1972: Doctor, Doctor
Season 1, episode 2
W: Budd Grossman   D: Bill Hobin

With Brian Morrison (Phillip Traynor), Ray Kellogg (Bartender).
When Maude's grandson Phillip and the neighbor's granddaughter are discovered playing "doctor" behind the garage, civil war is declared between Maude and Dr. Harmon, the girl's grandfather, over the issue of discipline.

September 26, 1972: Maude Meets Florida
Season 1, episode 3
W: Walter Stone, Rod Parker   D: Robert H. Livingston

With Brian Morrison (Phillip Traynor).
Maude Findlay hires Florida, a black housekeeper. To prove her liberalism, Maude insists that they become close personal friends, ignoring the fact that Florida wants no part of it.

October 3, 1972: Like Mother, Like Daughter
Season 1, episode 4
W: Susan Harris   D: Bill Hobin

With Louis Guss (Flower Delivery Man), Cesare Danova (Russell Asher).
Daughter Carol learns all about the "wrath of a woman scorned" when she starts dating a man who jilted Maude before she married Walter.

October 10, 1972: Maude And The Radical
Season 1, episode 5
W: Eugene Pratt, Budd Grossman   D: Bud Yorkin

With Ivor Francis (Mr. Ferguson), Herbert Nelson (Mr. Kenny), Patsy Garrett (Whisper Lady), Paul Barselou (Short Man), Mary Alan Hokanson (Mrs. Jenkins), Toni Ann Driscoll (Mrs. Ferguson).
When the black guests Maude has invited to a fundraising party for a black militant fail to arrive, and the guest of honor is late, Maude insists that Florida change clothes and act as if she was one of the guests.

October 17, 1972: The Ticket
Season 1, episode 6
W: Erik Tarloff   D: Bill Hobin

With Louis Guss (Bailiff), Vincent Gardenia (Judge Motorman), Jon Korkes (Officer Cosgrove).
Maude is given a speeding ticket by an eager young traffic officer. She takes him home and treats him to cookies and milk.

October 24, 1972: Love And Marriage
Season 1, episode 7
W: Budd Grossman   D: Bill Hobin

With Frank Aletter (George Snyder).
Maude and Walter learn that Carol is remarrying. While Walter takes it in stride, Maude considers it a dangerous affront to her position as her daughter's best friend.

October 31, 1972: Flashback
Season 1, episode 8
W: Alan J. Levitt   D: Bill Hobin

With Van Johnson (Henry), Ray Kellogg (Bartender).
Arthur Harmon is watching the national election results on television with Maude and Walter and reminds them of their stormy courtship days four years before during a previous election campaign.

November 14, 1972: Maude's Dilemma (1)
Season 1, episode 9
W: Susan Harris   D: Bill Hobin

Maude comes home from a routine visit to her doctor with the startling news that she might be pregnant.

November 21, 1972: Maude's Dilemma (2)
Season 1, episode 10
W: Susan Harris   D: Hal Cooper

With Brian Morrison (Phillip Traynor), Robert Mandan (Harry), Elisabeth Fraser (Lorraine).
Maude's unexpected pregnancy wreaks haovc in the lives of Walter and Carol as they all decide what to do about it.

November 28, 1972: Maude's Reunion
Season 1, episode 11
W: Budd Grossman, Alan J. Levitt, Leo Rifkin   D: Bill Hobin

With Barbara Rush (Phyllis "Bunny" Nash).
Maude's best friend in high school pays a surprise visit and surprises just about everyone -- especially Maude.

December 5, 1972: The Grass Story
Season 1, episode 12
W: Gordon Farr, Arnold Kane   D: Bill Hobin

With Brian Morrison (Phillip Traynor), Frank Campanella (Police Sergeant), Elisabeth Fraser (Lorraine), Robert Ball (Tomato Dealer), Keith Taylor (Jeff).
When one of the teenagers on the block is busted by the police for marijuana possession, Maude Findlay heads a group to keep the kid out of jail, with predictable results.

December 19, 1972: The Slumlord
Season 1, episode 13
W: Woody Kling   D: Bill Hobin

With Brian Morrison (Phillip Traynor), Nolan Bell (George Washington Carver Williams).
Thanks to an investment made by their accountant, Maude and Walter become part-owners of a ghetto tenement and find a black man picketing their home.

January 2, 1973: The Convention
Season 1, episode 14
W: Bob Schiller, Bob Weiskopf   D: Bill Hobin

Maude accompanies Walter to an out-of-town business convention where they find themselves trapped in a shoddy, run-down motel when their reservations are misplaced.

January 23, 1973: Walter's 50th Birthday
Season 1, episode 15
W: Pamela Herbert Chais   D: Hal Cooper

With Brian Morrison (Phillip Traynor), John Heffernan (Floyd Crowley), Jan Arvan (Sam the Bartender).
A crisis unfolds in the Findlay household as Walter and Maude prepare to "celebrate" Walter's 50th birthday.

January 30, 1973: Maude And The Medical Profession
Season 1, episode 16
W: Lou Shaw, Alan J. Levitt   D: Hal Cooper

With Tom Bosley (Dr. Tasko), Elisabeth Fraser (Nurse), Bill Zuckert (Bartender), Samantha Harper (Shirley), Russell Gossett (Cab Driver).
A doctor gives Maude a prescription but fails to tell her about the side effects.

February 6, 1973: Arthur Moves In
Season 1, episode 17
W: Pamela Herbert Chais   D: Hal Cooper

With Dick Wesson (Ernie).
When fire damages his home, Arthur moves in and wreaks havoc on Maude's household.

February 13, 1973: Florida's Problem
Season 1, episode 18
W: Budd Grossman   D: Hal Cooper

With John Amos (Henry Evans).
Maude and her maid Florida discover that male chauvanistic pigs come in all colors when Florida's husband demands she stop working for white people.

February 27, 1973: Walter's Secret
Season 1, episode 19
W: Bob Schiller, Bob Weiskopf   D: Hal Cooper

Walter Findlay, a victim of the "male-past-50" syndrome, is caught having a cocktail with his former secretary and then tries to lie his way out of it with Maude.

March 6, 1973: Maude's Good Deed
Season 1, episode 20
W: Pamela Herbert Chais   D: Hal Cooper

With Rosemary Murphy (Jane), Lee Lawson (Linda).
Maude becomes involved in a conflict between mother and daughter as her high school girlfriend comes to town, who hasn't spoken to her daughter for eight years because of a family squabble.

March 13, 1973: The Perfect Marriage
Season 1, episode 21
W: Bob Schiller, Bob Weiskopf   D: Hal Cooper

With William Redfield (Chuck Cavender).
Maude and Walter return from a "perfect" vacation in the Bahamas with their best friends. Upon returning however, Maude is shocked to learn that her friends are getting a divorce, causing some second thoughts about her own marriage.

March 20, 1973: Maude's Night Out
Season 1, episode 22
W: Pamela Herbert Chais   D: Hal Cooper

Maude is looking forward to a dinner party, but her plans go awry when Walter gets home late, takes a nap and wakes up grumpy.





September 11, 1973: Walter's Problem (1)
Season 2, episode 1
W: Bob Weiskopf, Bob Schiller   D: Hal Cooper

With Jeannie Linero (Sally).
The program's second season opens. Although Walter has promised to stop drinking, a phone call from his office sets him off again, and Arthur convinces Maude that Walter should seek professional help with his problem.

September 18, 1973: Walter's Problem (2)
Season 2, episode 2
W: Bob Weiskopf, Bob Schiller   D: Hal Cooper

With Brian Morrison (Phillip Traynor), Frank Campanella (Reverend George Shelton).
Walter promises to stop drinking after a wild bout in which he slugged Maude. He discovers he might need professional help when trying to quit becomes too much.

September 25, 1973: Walter's Holiday
Season 2, episode 3
W: Budd Grossman   D: Hal Cooper

With Brian Morrison (Phillip Traynor), Johnny Brown (Salesman), Hal Collins (Man in Steam Room).
Walter Findlay's plans for a romantic day with Maude are thwarted by Vivian, who insists on involving them in her divorce proceedings.

October 2, 1973: Maude's Facelift (1)
Season 2, episode 4
W: Susan Harris   D: Hal Cooper

When Maude's best friend Vivian returns from a five-week vacation looking ten years younger, everyone -- with one exception -- tells her how great she looks.

October 9, 1973: Maude's Facelift (2)
Season 2, episode 5
W: Rod Parker   D: Hal Cooper

With Brian Morrison (Phillip Traynor).
Maude Findlay has decided that the only thing that can lift her spirits is a face-lift operation, and her friends and family can hardly wait to see the results.

October 16, 1973: Florida's Affair
Season 2, episode 6
W: Alan J. Levitt   D: Hal Cooper

With John Amos (Henry Evans), Ron Glass (Whitnauer Fulton), Helen Martin (Stella).
Trouble starts in the Findlay household when Maude and Carol decide that it's fair for a married woman -- in this case, Florida -- to be attracted to another man.

October 23, 1973: Maude Takes A Job
Season 2, episode 7
W: Pamela Herbert Chais   D: Hal Cooper

With Tom Pedi (Mr. Bungay), Priscilla Morrill (Mrs. Bungay).
When Maude Findlay takes a part-time job selling real estate, she discovers she will have to choose between her new vocation and her marriage license.

October 30, 1973: The Double Standard
Season 2, episode 8
W: Budd Grossman   D: Hal Cooper

With Fred Grandy (Chris).
When Carol's boyfriend accepts an invitation to stay overnight, Maude finds herself in a tug-of-war with her own double standards.

November 6, 1973: Vivian's Problem
Season 2, episode 9
W: Pamela Herbert Chais   D: Hal Cooper

Maude Findlay is having the time of her life fixing up blind dates for Vivian with every available loser in town.

November 13, 1973: Maude's Musical
Season 2, episode 10
W: Woody Kling   D: Hal Cooper

With Brian Morrison (Phillip Traynor), Joey Faye (Mousie), Phil Leeds (Principal Fishman).
Maude stages a charity musical in the high school auditorium and everyone wants to get in on the act.

November 27, 1973: The Will
Season 2, episode 11
W: Albert E. Lewin   D: Hal Cooper

With Fred Grandy (Chris), Louis Guss (Cleaner), Cecil Reddick (Mr. Hauser).
Maude and Walter Findlay are looking forward to attending a banquet honoring them as "husband and wife of the year" for their work on behalf of equal rights for women.

December 4, 1973: Carol's Problem
Season 2, episode 12
W: Budd Grossman   D: Hal Cooper

With Fred Grandy (Chris), Brian Morrison (Phillip Traynor).
Maude can't wait to surprise Carol and her fiancee with a gift, but her gesture ends in a riotous argument.

December 11, 1973: Music Hath Charms
Season 2, episode 13
W: Bob Weiskopf, Bob Schiller, Gordon Mitchell, Lloyd Turner   D: Hal Cooper

With Phil Leeds (Phillipe), Keith Taylor (Delivery Boy), Arthur Peterson (Man).
Walter's anniversary gift to Maude is an electric organ on which he promises to serenade her -- just as soon as he completes the mail-order instruction course.

December 18, 1973: The Office Party
Season 2, episode 14
W: Woody Kling   D: Hal Cooper

With Fred Grandy (Chris), Helen Page Camp (Margaret), Brian Morrison (Phillip Traynor), Woodrow Parfrey (Gus), Henry Calvert (Charlie), Johnny Silver (Fred), Eddie Carroll (Harry), Jack Grimes (Postman), Samantha Harper (Edna).
Walter turns from benevolent host to Scrooge when he and Maude host a Christmas party for his store employees.

January 1, 1974: The Love Birds
Season 2, episode 15
W: Dick Wesson   D: Hal Cooper

Arthur and Vivian's love affair comes apart at the seams when Vivian begins to resent Arthur's constant eulogizing of his late wife in every conversation.

January 8, 1974: Maude's Guest
Season 2, episode 16
W: Alan J. Levitt   D: Hal Cooper

With Brian Morrison (Phillip Traynor), Tamu Blackwell (Francie Potter).
Maude's flawed liberalism bubbles to the surface once more as she decides it would be a lovely gesture to invite a black child from the ghetto to live with them for two weeks.

January 15, 1974: The Wallet
Season 2, episode 17
W: Max Hodge, Budd Grossman, Alan J. Levitt   D: Hal Cooper

With Arlene Golonka (Norma).
Should the contents of a man's wallet be "off limits" to his wife? Walter definitely thinks so, but Maude believes that husbands and wives should have nothing to hide from each other.

January 22, 1974: Maude's Revolt
Season 2, episode 18
W: Lila Garrett   D: Hal Cooper

With Fred Grandy (Chris), Richard Collier (George Krupton), Gene Elman (Harvey Stillwell), Lyla Graham (Harriet Krupton), Pat Howard (Mrs. Stillwell).
The last thing in the world Maude wants for a birthday gift is a surprise party where the men talk only to men and the women are left together in another corner -- but that's exactly what Walter gives her.

January 29, 1974: The Commuter Station
Season 2, episode 19
W: Woody Kling   D: Hal Cooper

With Fred Grandy (Chris), John Hillerman (Drunk), Guy Raymond (Conductor), Will Mackenzie (Reverend Martin), Norman Bartold (Executive), Marya Small (Girlfriend), Gene Woodbury (Hippy).
In a frantic effort to get Arthur and Vivian married, Maude plans a weekend in wintry New England but the wedding party becomes snowbound in a Vermont train station.

February 5, 1974: Florida's Goodbye
Season 2, episode 20
W: John Rappaport   D: Hal Cooper

With John Amos (Henry Evans), Conchata Ferrell (Rita Valdez), Jeane Byron (Housekeeper Applicant).
Florida's husband, Henry, gets a promotion which means Florida can quit her job as housekeeper for the Findlays and be a full-time housewife for her own family, but she doesn't know how to break the news to Maude.

February 12, 1974: The Tax Audit
Season 2, episode 21
W: Bernie Kahn   D: Hal Cooper

With Larry Haines (Harvey Clarke).
Walter's tax return is being audited and he's worried. When the auditor arrives, Maude recognizes him as a man from her past.

February 19, 1974: The Investment
Season 2, episode 22
W: Elliot Shoenman   D: Hal Cooper

With Brian Morrison (Phillip Traynor).
Arthur and his new bride, Vivian, return from their honeymoon to a hostile Maude and Walter. Walter has just lost a bundle on a bad investment tip given him by Arthur.

February 26, 1974: Phillip's Problem
Season 2, episode 23
W: Budd Grossman   D: Hal Cooper

With Fred Grandy (Chris), Brian Morrison (Phillip Traynor), Philip Bruns (Truck Driver), Peg Shirley (Waitress).
Carol is having discipline problems with her son and hesitates to take a short vacation, but Maude assures Carol that all Phillip needs is a little grandmotherly love and affection.

March 5, 1974: The Runaway
Season 2, episode 24
W: Budd Grossman, Alan J. Levitt   D: Hal Cooper

With Juan DeCarlos (Mr. Potter), Ralph Wilcox (Hinkley), Tamu Blackwell (Francie Potter).
Francie, the teenager from the ghetto, returns with plans to run away from home with her boyfriend, to Hollywood. Her first stop is the Findlay home, where she tries to get Maude's sympathy and financial backing for her getaway.





September 9, 1974: Maude Meets The Duke
Season 3, episode 1
W: Bob Schiller, Bob Weiskopf, Bob Hilliard   D: Hal Cooper

With Brian Morrison (Phillip Traynor), Elisabeth Fraser (Liz), John Wayne (Himself).
The series begins its third season as Maude runs into John Wayne when he comes to town and invites him to dinner with his No. 1 fan, Arthur.

September 16, 1974: The Kiss
Season 3, episode 2
W: Elliot Shoenman   D: Hal Cooper

An innocent kiss shakes the foundation of two marriages.

September 23, 1974: Walter's Heart Attack
Season 3, episode 3
W: Budd Grossman   D: Hal Cooper

With Jill Clayburgh (Adele).
Walter falls victim to a heart attack -- at one o'clock in the morning at a pretty girl's apartment. Surviving the attack is not near the problem as explaining the incident to Maude.

September 30, 1974: The New Housekeeper
Season 3, episode 4
W: Bob Schiller, Bob Weiskopf   D: Hal Cooper

With Brian Morrison (Phillip Traynor), Jack Manning (Man), Alice Backes (Woman), Jack Griffin (Delivery Man).
Maude hires an English housekeeper who arrives on the day of a woman's rights charity party.

October 7, 1974: Speed Trap
Season 3, episode 5
W: Elliot Shoenman   D: Hal Cooper

With Hector Elizondo (Cop), Al Freeman Jr. (Roy).
Walter and Arthur go off on a fishing trip and land in jail, the victims of a speed trap, while Maude and Vivian stay home and go on a calorie binge.

October 14, 1974: Lovers In Common
Season 3, episode 6
W: Pamela Herbert Chais   D: Hal Cooper

With Lee Bergere (Peter Durland).
An affectionate postcard from an old boyfriend rekindles a flame in Maude Findlay's heart -- until she learns that Vivian received the same card from the same man.

October 21, 1974: Walter's Dream
Season 3, episode 7
W: Dick Clair, Jenna McMahon   D: Hal Cooper

With Gene Blakely (Man), Henry Calvert (Ed), Joan Kaye (Woman).
Walter returns home from his annual fishing trip convinced that he and Maude should sell the house and appliance store and move to the Canadian wilderness.

November 4, 1974: A Night To Remember
Season 3, episode 8
W: Bob Schiller, Bob Weiskopf   D: Hal Cooper

Maude and Walter are both having sleepless nights: Walter because of the snowstorm which might ruin his annual appliance sale, and Maude, who finally admits that her insomnia is due to her doctor's advice that she have a hysterectomy.

November 11, 1974: Last Tango In Tuckahoe
Season 3, episode 9
W: Bob Schiller, Bob Weiskopf   D: Hal Cooper

With Eddie Carroll (Delivery Man), James Cromwell (Alfie).
After hearing a man's laughter in the middle of the night, Maude accuses Carol of sneaking a man into her room. However, she and Walter discover a naked man hiding in Mrs. Naugatuck's closet.

November 18, 1974: Vivian's Party
Season 3, episode 10
W: Elliot Shoenman   D: Hal Cooper

With Louis Guss (Delivery Man), Brian Morrison (Phillip Traynor), Paul Barselou (Man), Helen Martin (Stella).
Arthur has put his wife in a state of shock by telling her he has invited six couples over for dinner, but Maude saves the day by offering to help out -- only to discover that she and Walter were not invited.

November 25, 1974: Maude The Boss
Season 3, episode 11
W: Bob Weiskopf, Rod Parker, Bob Schiller   D: Hal Cooper

With Brian Morrison (Phillip Traynor), Gerald Hiken (Bud), Ted Chapman (Tom), Herb Edelman (Woody).
With the weight of the Women's Lib Movement resting squarely on her shoulders, Maude takes up her duties as office manager for three men in a real estate office.

December 2, 1974: Maude's New Friend
Season 3, episode 12
W: Rod Parker   D: Hal Cooper

With Robert Mandan (Barry Witherspoon).
Maude has been spending every spare minute with a handsome author, and Walter resents it -- especially since the man is an intellectual snob.

December 9, 1974: Walter's Ex
Season 3, episode 13
W: Elliot Shoenman   D: Hal Cooper

With Carole Cook (Marta), Charles White (Uncle Henry).
Walter and Maude are ecstatic at the plans of Walter's ex-wife to remarry, thus getting the alimony payments off his back.

December 30, 1974: Nostalgia Party
Season 3, episode 14
W: Budd Grossman, Elliot Shoenman, Michael Morris   D: Hal Cooper

With Brian Morrison (Phillip Traynor), Dave Ketchum (Herman Ellinger), Mitzi McCall (Estelle Ellinger), Judith Lowry (Aunt Polly).
Maude gives a nostalgic New Year's party, insisting the guests come dressed as their favorite year -- an idea which is universally hated by everyone concerned.

January 6, 1975: All Psyched Out
Season 3, episode 15
W: Barbara Gallagher, Sybil Adelman   D: Hal Cooper

With Brian Morrison (Phillip Traynor), Paul Benedict (Minister).
After a famed psychic predicts four things that will happen to Maude -- the fourth being that she will marry for a fifth time -- Maude pooh-poohs the predictions until the first three come true.

January 13, 1975: Wife Swapper's Heart Goes Pittypat Over Maude
Season 3, episode 16

With Gene Saks, Elizabeth Wilson.
Maude and Walter meet a married couple and believe them to be interested in a social relationship, only to learn the pair of swingers have a different relationship in mind. [Note: CBS pulled the episode and it never aired.]

January 20, 1975: The Telethon
Season 3, episode 17
W: Norm Liebmann   D: Hal Cooper

With Vaughn Taylor (Dr. Lloyd Jamison), Richard Stahl (Ray Moser), Richard Draney (Stage Manager), Dick Winslow (One Man Band), Aldo Formica (Pizza Twirler).
Maude is asked to organize a telethon, and when the talent she lines up cancels out, is forced to assemble a show herself.

January 27, 1975: And Then There Were None
Season 3, episode 18
W: Charlie Hauck   D: Hal Cooper

With Audra Lindley (Marilyn Loftus), Don Chastain (Harold Loftus).
Daughter Carol shocks Maude with the announcement that she plans to marry a man who is already married.

February 3, 1975: The Emergence Of Vivian
Season 3, episode 19
W: Dick Bensfield, Perry Grant   D: Hal Cooper

With J. Pat O'Malley (Bert Beasley).
Vivian makes the mistake of going to a social meeting instead of ironing Arthur's shirt, and the battle begins to rage in her giant step toward becoming a truly liberated woman.

February 10, 1975: Mrs. Naugatuck In Love
Season 3, episode 20
W: Charlie Hauck   D: Hal Cooper

With J. Pat O'Malley (Bert Beasley), Frances E. Nealy (Ethel), Tina Menard (Juanita).
The strange behavior of Mrs. Naugatuck leads Maude to believe the old girl is thinking of getting married again.

February 24, 1975: Walter's Pride
Season 3, episode 21
W: Elliot Shoenman   D: Hal Cooper

With Dick Wilson (Sam Lewis).
Walter's business is threatened with bankruptcy, but Maude has a suggestion -- mortgage the house to get a loan -- the problem being that the house is in Maude's name.

March 3, 1975: Walter Gets Religion
Season 3, episode 22
W: Charlie Hauck   D: Hal Cooper

With Brian Morrison (Phillip Traynor), J. Pat O'Malley (Bert Beasley), Graham Jarvis (Reverend Williamson).
Walter suddenly gets a mad passion for religion and becomes a dedicated churchgoer.

March 10, 1975: The Cabin
Season 3, episode 23
W: Budd Grossman   D: Hal Cooper

Maude feels the romance has gone out of her marriage, so she decides to rent a mountain cabin to re-ignite the spark.

March 31, 1975: Maude's Mother
Season 3, episode 24
W: Budd Grossman, Elliot Shoenman   D: Hal Cooper

With Kay Dingle (Lorraine), Archie Hahn (Mr. Carmichael), Audrey Christie (Florence Chadburn).
Maude's mother pays a rare visit to the Findlay household, causing disruption along the way.





September 8, 1975: The Split
Season 4, episode 1
W: Pamela Herbert Chais   D: Hal Cooper

The fourth season opens as Maude Findlay breaks the news that she has been asked to run for the state senate, and everyone is proud except Walter -- who fears a political life would ruin their marriage.

September 15, 1975: Consenting Adults
Season 4, episode 2
W: Pamela Herbert Chais, Karyl Miller Geld   D: Hal Cooper

With Gene Blakely (John Vogel), Stymie Beard (Stymie), Richard A. Dysart (Mason Everhardt), Candice Rialson (Jenny).
Walter moves out of the house and into a bachelor pad when Maude persists with her political plans.

September 22, 1975: Rumpus In The Rumpus Room
Season 4, episode 3
W: Marilyn Suzanne Miller   D: Hal Cooper

With Stymie Beard (Stymie), Priscilla Morrill (Judy), James Olson (Senator Myers), Bernadette Peters (Kathy Griffith), Jerry McGee (Reverend McAlister).
During their separation, Maude and Walter show up with "dates" at the Harmons anniversary dinner party.

September 29, 1975: Maude's Big Decision
Season 4, episode 4
W: Charlie Hauck   D: Hal Cooper

With Jean Gillespie (Interviewer), James Olson (Senator Myers).
Maude decides her marriage is over when she sees Walter, off the wagon, in a seemingly compromising situation.

October 6, 1975: The Election
Season 4, episode 5
W: Charlie Hauck   D: Hal Cooper

With Brian Morrison (Phillip Traynor), John Finnegan (Bartender), Judith Lowry (Judith), James Olson (Senator Myers), Ken Sansom (Interviewer).
After a long campaign for the state senate and to save her marriage, Maude's moment of truth arrives.

October 20, 1975: Viv's Dog
Season 4, episode 6
W: Charlie Hauck   D: Hal Cooper

With Teri Garr (Mrs. Carlson).
A hysterical Maude tries to explain to her friend Vivian how Vivian's dog died while in Maude's care.

October 27, 1975: For The Love Of Bert
Season 4, episode 7
W: George Tibbles   D: Hal Cooper

With J. Pat O'Malley (Bert Beasley).
Mrs. Naugatuck's eccentric behavior is stranger than ever, but this time her tall tales are costing everyone money.

November 3, 1975: The Fling
Season 4, episode 8
W: Phil Sharp   D: Hal Cooper

With Paul Barselou (Mr. Plummer), William Redfield (Chuck Cavender), Mary Elizabeth Corrigan (Mrs. Plummer).
A chance meeting with her ex-husband sparks an old flame in Vivian, and Maude adds fuel to the fire by encouraging her to see him again.

November 10, 1975: The Analyst
Season 4, episode 9
W: Jay Folb   D: Hal Cooper

With Gene Blakely (Psychiatrist).
Feeling she's fallen out of love with Walter, Maude seeks counseling from a psychiatrist, pouring out her innermost thoughts and memories.

November 17, 1975: Arthur's Medical Convention
Season 4, episode 10
W: Phil Sharp   D: Hal Cooper

With Henry Calvert (Hotel Clerk), Joe Finnegan (Bellboy), Hugh Gillin (House Detective), Larry Haines (Ted), Gerald Hiken (Handyman), Arlene Golonka (Maybelle), Rod Colbin (Boozer).
Walter adds to the many practical jokes at Arthur's medical convention by posing as a doctor, a ruse he is able to pull off until a man needs emergency help.

November 24, 1975: Arthur Gets A Partner
Season 4, episode 11
W: Phil Sharp   D: Hal Cooper

With Dick DeCoit (Man).
Vivian returns from a spa yearning to be more open with Arthur, who refuses to cooperate.

December 1, 1975: Walter's Ethics
Season 4, episode 12
W: Robert Fisher, Arthur Marx   D: Hal Cooper

With Robert Mandan (Randolph Cutler).
Maude is appalled to discover that Walter has supplied a "date" for a rich investor who is coming to dinner and who is also interested in buying Walter's appliance store.

December 8, 1975: Poor Albert
Season 4, episode 13
W: Fred S. Fox, Seaman Jacobs   D: Hal Cooper

With Sudie Bond (Hilda), Phil Leeds (Mr. Joe).
Maude and Walter are battling again -- this time over Maude's desire to scatter the ashes of her former husband on his birthday.

December 22, 1975: The Christmas Party
Season 4, episode 14
W: Woody Kling   D: Hal Cooper

With Brian Morrison (Phillip Traynor), Neva Patterson (Stephanie), Samantha Harper (Audrey), Eddie Carroll (Earl), Eve McVeagh (Renee), Dick Winslow (Rory), Lou Tiano (Lou), Harry Gold (Eddie).
It's Christmas Eve and time for Walter's annual party for his employees, but he's certain the occasion will be spoiled by Maude's house guest, a woman's rights activist.

January 5, 1976: The Case Of The Broken Punch Bowl
Season 4, episode 15
W: Elliot Shoenman   D: Hal Cooper

With Dulcie Jordan (Woman), Dick Wilson (Man), Lyle Waggoner (Jim).
Maude's priceless crystal punch bowl is broken and there are three conflicting stories describing the incident.

January 12, 1976: Walter's Stigma
Season 4, episode 16
W: Jay Folb   D: Hal Cooper

With Beeson Carroll (Mike Sullivan), Jack Dodson (Floyd Hathaway), Jean Favre (Harry), Alice Ghostley (Hazel Hathaway), Ann Morgan Guilbert (Mathilda), Laurence Haddon (Hal Crandall), Paul Keith (Jerry), Sandy Kenyon (Fred), Peggy Rea (Clara), Bill Zuckert (Sergeant Wills), Hugh Stewart (Elmer).
The biggest surprise at Walter's surprise birthday party is his arrest for "lewd and lascivious" behavior.

January 26, 1976: Maude's Mood (1)
Season 4, episode 17
W: Jay Folb   D: Hal Cooper

With Henry Fonda (Himself), Joe Mantell (Gus), Tim O'Connor (Dr. Herbert Lester).
Maude decides that Henry Fonda is the ideal candidate for President of the United States.

February 2, 1976: Maude's Mood (2)
Season 4, episode 18
W: Jay Folb, Charlie Hauck   D: Hal Cooper

With Brian Morrison (Phillip Traynor), Louis Guss (Cable Kicker), Helen Page Camp (Fay Dunlap), Henry Fonda (Himself), Joe Mantell (Gus), Tim O'Connor (Dr. Lester), Bern Hoffman (Tony Passante), Neil J. Schwartz (Butch Hacker).
Maude continues her drive to draft Henry Fonda for President -- despite the noncandidate's continued protests.

February 9, 1976: Tuckahoe Bicentennial
Season 4, episode 19
W: Milton Pascal, Seaman Jacobs   D: Hal Cooper

With Richard Deacon (Colonel Reikert), Gwen Van Dam (Woman), Phil Leeds (Charlie), Jay Meyer (Ed Fenney), Irene Dart (Mrs. Ameche).
As director of Tuckahoe's Bicentennial musical extravaganza, Maude creates a tribute to American women.

February 16, 1976: Mrs. Naugatuck's Citizenship
Season 4, episode 20
W: Jay Folb   D: Hal Cooper

With Gene Blakely (Judge Fletcher), Dolly Taylor (Mrs. Robinson).
Mrs. Naugatuck is ready to become an American citizen -- but her test turns from mental to physical when she learns she has a serious illness.

February 23, 1976: Maude's Nephew
Season 4, episode 21
W: Charlie Hauck   D: Hal Cooper

With Brian Morrison (Phillip Traynor), Jerry Houser (Steve Frazier), Beth Raines (Ellie Brynes).
Maude's unfailing loyalty to nephew Steve stretches thin when the youth seems to show no ambition to do anything.

March 1, 1976: Maude's Rejection
Season 4, episode 22
W: Jay Folb   D: Hal Cooper

With Clive Revill (Professor Elliot).
Maude refuses to accept the idea that a noted literary authority would rather lunch with Vivian than with her.

March 8, 1976: Carol's Promotion
Season 4, episode 23
W: Phil Sharp   D: Hal Cooper

With Allan Miller (R.G. Lambert), Herbert Nelson (Mr. Andrews), Richard Paul (Mr. Bell), Aubri Martin (Secretary).
Carol discovers she's got to show her new boss more than mere proficiency on the job if she wants a promotion, but Maude tries to save Carol from sacrificing herself.

March 15, 1976: Maude's Ex-Convict
Season 4, episode 24
W: Charlie Hauck   D: Anthony Chickey

With Bob Balaban (Ambrose Riley).
Maude has nothing but good intentions when she hires an ex-convict as a cook.





September 20, 1976: Vivian's First Funeral
Season 5, episode 1
W: Sam Greenbaum   D: Hal Cooper

With Arny Freeman (Ronald McDonald), Richard McMurray (Malcolm Flanagan).
The fifth season begins as the persuasive Maude gets Vivian to attend the funeral of a supposed "dear friend" they both hated, and the ordeal is worsened by a revelation in the "unending slumber room".

September 27, 1976: Maude And Chester
Season 5, episode 2
W: Pamela Herbert Chais   D: Hal Cooper

With Gene Blakely (Harry Ornitz), Martin Balsam (Chester), Noreen Gammill (Maid).
Maude begins to panic when she finds herself locked in a closet with a highly incompatible person -- her ex-husband Chester.

October 4, 1976: Bert Moves In
Season 5, episode 3
W: Arthur Julian   D: Hal Cooper

With Paul Barselou (Gerald Plummer).
Mrs. Naugatuck's is upset after her wedding plans hit a snag, and Maude, despite the best of intentions, is the villain.

October 11, 1976: Walter's Crisis (1)
Season 5, episode 4
W: Charlie Hauck   D: Hal Cooper

With Abraham Alvarez (Waiter), Phyllis Avery (Shirley Coleman), Robert Miller Driscoll (Ernie), George Petrie (Emcee), Dick Van Patten (Gordon Coleman).
Walter's worries over a business loan ruin his vacation, and then he receives word that may ruin his life.

October 18, 1976: Walter's Crisis (2)
Season 5, episode 5
W: Arthur Julian   D: Hal Cooper

With Alan Manson (Ned Hinkley), Bryan O'Byrne (Sidney), Seymour Duck (Donald Peabody).
Walter is in the depths of despair after losing his appliance store to bankruptcy, and Maude's efforts to improve his disposition are disastrous.

October 25, 1976: Walter's Crisis (3)
Season 5, episode 6
W: William Davenport   D: Hal Cooper

With Helen Page Camp (Nurse), Brian Morrison (Phillip Traynor).
An apprehensive Maude visits Walter after his suicide attempt and learns of some complications.

November 1, 1976: The Election
Season 5, episode 7
W: Thad Mumford   D: Hal Cooper

With Michael O'Keefe (Lee Harrison), William Schallert (Leon Harrison), June Vincent (Ursula Harrison).
The eve of the national election offers more than political worries for Maude when she meets Carol's latest boyfriend.

November 8, 1976: The Game Show
Season 5, episode 8
W: Jay Folb   D: Hal Cooper

With Jane Connell (Sally), Conrad Janis (Lyle Bellamy), John Kirby (Randy), Johnny Olson (Announcer), Billy Sands (Mario), Allen Williams (Assistant).
Maude and Vivian appear on a game show, and Maude's attempts to keep Vivian from making a fool of herself backfire.

November 15, 1976: Arthur's Worry
Season 5, episode 9
W: Arthur Julian   D: Hal Cooper

With Queenie Smith (Mrs. Shubeck).
Walter has a weird dream, and when Arthur finds out he panics at the thought of their annual weekend together.

November 22, 1976: Mrs. Naugatuck's Wedding
Season 5, episode 10
W: Arthur Julian, William Davenport   D: Hal Cooper

With Brian Morrison (Phillip Traynor).
It's Mrs. Naugatuck's wedding day, and Maude is determined that nothing will stand in the way of this special occasion, including Mrs. Naugatuck.

November 29, 1976: Maude's New Friends
Season 5, episode 11
W: Pamela Herbert Chais   D: Hal Cooper

With Helen Page Camp (Hortence McGrath), James Coco (Dr. Channing McGrath).
Will an evening with friends involve mate-swapping? Visitors to Maude's house have more in mind for an evening's entertainment than polite conversation.

December 13, 1976: The Rip-Off
Season 5, episode 12
W: Tom Adair, Charles Tanner   D: Hal Cooper

With Abraham Alvarez (Officer Murphy/Officer Lopez), Dennis Burkley (Eddie Hanks), Alan Hewitt (Chick Sears).
After Maude's home is cleaned out by burglars, Walter and Arthur want to form a local militia, but Maude insists that guns are not the way to go.

December 20, 1976: Walter's Christmas Gift
Season 5, episode 13
W: Richard Herlan   D: Hal Cooper

With Larry Gelman (Hubie Binder), Cliff Norton (Tramp).
A generous gift from Arthur casts a pall on holiday celebrations.

January 3, 1977: Captain Hero
Season 5, episode 14
W: Harry Cauley   D: Hal Cooper

With John Byner (Marshall Keebler), Logan Ramsey (Avery Potter).
Maude begins to lose control of her efforts to raise money for a mental health clinic when her hero-worshiping cousin pays a surprise visit.

January 17, 1977: Maude's Adult Relationship
Season 5, episode 15
W: Charlie Hauck   D: Hal Cooper

With Nick Masi Jr. (Sergio), Liam Sullivan (Jeremy Hubbard).
Maude storms out of her house and into a romantic little restaurant after Walter forbids her to have lunch with a handsome, newly-divorced "friend".

February 7, 1977: Arthur's Crisis
Season 5, episode 16
W: Charlie Hauck   D: Hal Cooper

With Mary Jo Catlett (Nurse), Michael Keaton (Chip Winston), Charles Lane (Doc Prichard), Ruth Manning (Lady), Zora Margolis (Nurse), Eugene Roche (Albie Doyle).
Arthur performs an operation he will remember all his life, when his famous practical-joking college roommate becomes more than just another patient.

February 14, 1977: Maude's Desperate Hours
Season 5, episode 17
W: Arthur Julian   D: Hal Cooper

With Robert DoQui (Detective Kennedy), Philip Sterling (Detective Bronson).
Walter is out of town and Maude's life is threatened by an oversexed housepainter.

February 21, 1977: Maude's Reunion
Season 5, episode 18
W: Charlie Hauck   D: Hal Cooper

With Nanette Fabray (Katie Malloy), Roger Bowen (Ritchie Myers), Dick O'Neill (Ed Walsh), Alice Hirson (Ed's Wife), Rolfe Sedan (Chef).
Maude is ecstatic over the prospect of seeing a close friend at their college class reunion, but when her friend arrives in a wheelchair, Maude heads straight for the punch bowl.

February 28, 1977: Feminine Fulfillment
Season 5, episode 19
W: Charlie Hauck, Thad Mumford   D: Hal Cooper

With Dick DeCoit (Man), Don Sherman (Mr. Greenblatt).
Muade's investigation into Vivian's erratic behavior reveals a new part of the Harmon's marriage and almost all of Vivian.

March 7, 1977: Maude's Aunt
Season 5, episode 20
W: Bill Davenport   D: Hal Cooper

With Eve Arden (Lola Ashburn).
Maude's Aunt Lola, who is irresistible to married men -- and vice versa -- zeroes in on Mrs. Naugatuck's husband.

March 14, 1977: Arthur's New Best Friend
Season 5, episode 21
W: Elliot Shoenman   D: Hal Cooper

With Larry Gelman (Hubie Binder), Macon McCalman (Wendall Glendale).
Arthur's seemingly sudden devotion to a new best friend leaves Walter hurt, angry, and determined to make a new friend of his own.

March 21, 1977: Vivian's Surprise
Season 5, episode 22
W: Bill Davenport, Arthur Julian   D: Hal Cooper

With Bonar Bain (Arnold Harmon).
Vivian's pleasure at Arthur's sudden burst of amorous behavior is overcome by panic when is becomes obvious that Arthur is just not himself.

March 28, 1977: The Household Feud
Season 5, episode 23
W: Bill Davenport, Arthur Julian   D: Hal Cooper

Maude's anger over Mrs. Naugatuck's sudden strange behavior threatens to end their three-year friendship.

April 4, 1977: The New Maid
Season 5, episode 24
W: Charlie Hauck   D: Hal Cooper

With Marlene Warfield (Victoria Butterfield), Cliff Norton (Man in Subway).
After an encounter with a West Indian woman in a New York subway, Maude's wallet is missing. She is outraged when the woman shows up at the Findlay house.





September 12, 1977: Maude's Guilt Trip
Season 6, episode 1
W: Charlie Hauck   D: Hal Cooper

With Bella Bruck (Aunt Tinkie).
Season premiere. Maude, driven by a severe case of guilt, extends an invitation to her difficult Aunt Tinkie.

September 19, 1977: Phillip And Sam
Season 6, episode 2
W: Pamela Herbert Chais   D: Hal Cooper

With Kraig Metzinger (Phillip Traynor), Darian Mathias (Sam Harper), Jack Dodson (Reverend Harper/Reverend Hayes), Darryl Hickman (Andy).
When Maude insists Philip invite his friend Sam to spend the night, her liberal beliefs are confronted when she discusses her grandson's innocence (or lack thereof) with Carol's boyfriend.

September 26, 1977: The Flying Saucer
Season 6, episode 3
W: Arthur Julian   D: Hal Cooper

With Don Beddoe (Judge Leonard B. Moffett), Richard Kline (Tuggy).
A UFO has been sighted over Tuckahoe, but no one believes it because it's Maude who spotted it.

October 3, 1977: Victoria's Boyfriend
Season 6, episode 4
W: Thad Mumford   D: Hal Cooper

With Marlene Warfield (Victoria Butterfield), Roscoe Lee Browne (Mr. Butterfield).
The liberated woman has no place in society -- at least that's what Victoria Butterfield's stern, West Indian father professes while Maude protests.

October 17, 1977: Walter's Temptation
Season 6, episode 5
W: Bill Davenport, Arthur Julian   D: Hal Cooper

With Richard Kline (Tuggy), Marcia Rodd (Leslie Perkins).
Maude's all-out campaign to get a well-deserved salary raise for one of Walter's female employees backfires when the lady decides to take the raise -- and Walter, too.

October 31, 1977: Phillip's Birthday Party
Season 6, episode 6
W: Bill Davenport   D: Hal Cooper

With Larry Gelman (Hubie Binder), Kraig Metzinger (Phillip Traynor), Richard Bekins (Jerry Carlisle), Christopher Maleki (Jesus Escobar), Darian Mathias (Sam Harper), Dino Palazzi (Joseph Binder), Ron Vernan (Officer Schofield), Kimberley Dashiell (Mary Patterson).
A wild rock group and its entourage crash Phillip's birthday party.

November 7, 1977: The Doctors' Strike
Season 6, episode 7
W: Bill Davenport   D: Hal Cooper

With Marlene Warfield (Victoria Butterfield), Larry Gelman (Hubie Binder).
Arthur instigates a doctors' strike and refuses to treat any of his patients, severely taxing his friendship with Walter and Vivian, who have taken ill.

November 14, 1977: The Ecologist
Season 6, episode 8
W: Arthur Julian   D: Hal Cooper

With Edward Winter (Perry Flannery).
Maude's fantasies about a handsome ecologist and her intense involvement in his project make Walter jealous.

December 3, 1977: The Gay Bar
Season 6, episode 9
W: Thad Mumford, Michael Endler, William Davenport, Arthur Julian   D: Hal Cooper

With Macon McCalman (Mark Duncan), Frank Campanella (Bartender), Craig Richard Nelson (1st Man), Frank Vohs (2nd Man).
The opening of a neighborhood gay bar sends a morally outraged Arthur off to personally close its doors.

December 12, 1977: Businessperson Of The Year
Season 6, episode 10
W: Arthur Julian   D: Hal Cooper

With Marlene Warfield (Victoria Butterfield).
Maude and Walter compete against each other for the title of "Businessperson of the Year."

December 19, 1977: Maude's Christmas Surprise
Season 6, episode 11
W: Bill Davenport, Arthur Julian   D: Hal Cooper

With Tom Kenny (Wise Man #2), Darian Mathias (Sam Harper), Tim Reid (Policeman), Gene Blakley (Wise Man #1).
'Twas the night before Christmas and all through Maude's house chaos reigns supreme as her holiday celebration seems to be turnng out quite differently than she planned.

January 2, 1978: Maude's New Client
Season 6, episode 12
W: Bill Davenport   D: Hal Cooper

With Helen Page Camp (Mother Mary Keaton), Bernie Grant (Wilson Daniels).
Maude's excitement at getting rid of an expensive white elephant turns to terror when she gets an offer she can't refuse.

January 16, 1978: The Obscene Phone Call
Season 6, episode 13
W: Elliot Bernstein   D: Tony Csiki

With Larry Gelman (Hubie Binder), James Cromwell (Dr. Farrington).
Maude is outraged by a series of obscene phone calls, but her biggest shock comes when she discovers who is on the other end.

January 28, 1978: Musical '78
Season 6, episode 14
W: Bill Davenport, Arthur Julian   D: Hal Cooper

With Georgi Irene (Baby Sally), Terry Kiser (Reggie Warshaw), Marilyn Borden (Monica), Rosalyn Borden (Shirley).
Everyone gets into the act when Maude recruits her family and friends to sing and dance for a questionable charity telethon.

February 4, 1978: My Husband, The Hero
Season 6, episode 15
W: Sy Rosen   D: Hal Cooper

With Richard Kline (Tuggy), Jeannie Wilson (Waitress).
When a fire breaks out in a restaurant where they are dining, Maude and Vivian escape with only surface bruises but Walter has to cope with a much deeper psychological scar.

February 11, 1978: Maude's Foster Child
Season 6, episode 16
W: Johnny Bonaduce   D: Hal Cooper

With Marlene Warfield (Victoria Butterfield), Frank Coppola (Ito Sungaree), Moses Gunn (Reverend James Buick), Margaret Aikens (Rachel Winters), Robbie Preston (Jessica Franklin), Mara Simmons (Aretha Franklin).
Maude is thunderstruck when the Ethiopian foster child she supported for twenty years comes to America and turns out to be quite different than she expected.

February 18, 1978: Vivian's Decision
Season 6, episode 17
W: Richard Herlan   D: Hal Cooper

With Louis Welch (Teddy), Deborah White (Sally Houser).
When Maude and Vivian go back to college for their 30-year reunion, Vivian wants to go back in time and do it all over again.

February 25, 1978: Carol's Dilemma
Season 6, episode 18
W: Michael Walker, Melodie Hollander   D: Hal Cooper

With Charles Siebert (Vernon).
When Carol's beguiling ex-husband suddenly turns on the charm and captivates the Findlay household, Maude and Carol are astounded to discover his motives.

March 4, 1978: Arthur's Grandson
Season 6, episode 19
W: Richard Herlan   D: Hal Cooper

With Sparky Marcus (Ian Harmon).
Arthur is determined to teach his visiting grandson the important things in life, but it's the guilty grandpa who learns the most valuable lesson of all.

March 11, 1978: Mr. Butterfield's Return
Season 6, episode 20
W: Bill Davenport, Arthur Julian   D: Hal Cooper

With Marlene Warfield (Victoria Butterfield), Roscoe Lee Browne (Mr. Butterfield), Eddie A. Bell (Waiter).
Shocked to find his daughter is spending the weekend with her boyfriend, Mr. Butterfield demands Victoria return to the West Indies.

March 25, 1978: Phillip's Mature Romance
Season 6, episode 21
W: Bill Davenport, Arthur Julian   D: Hal Cooper

With Kraig Metzinger (Phillip Traynor), Darian Mathias (Sam Harper), Doney Oatman (Diane Ramsey).
Maude's grandson is devastated when he finally finds out the real reason why an older woman has been dating him.

April 8, 1978: Maude's Big Move (1)
Season 6, episode 22
W: Richard Herlan   D: Hal Cooper

With James Hong (Morris Fong), Mary Louise Wilson (Rep. Irene McIlhaney).
Maude plans a dinner party for her friend, U.S. Congresswoman McIlhaney, and then plans a new job as her assistant.

April 15, 1978: Maude's Big Move (2)
Season 6, episode 23
W: Charlie Hauck   D: Hal Cooper

With Gene Blakely (Ned McIlhaney), Dennis Burkley (Sam Dickey).
Maude mourns the moving of her dearest friends, the Harmons, until the death of someone close has a drastic effect on her mood and on her life.

April 22, 1978: Maude's Big Move (3)
Season 6, episode 24
W: Charlie Hauck, Rod Parker, William Davenport, Arthur Julian   D: Hal Cooper

With Dennis Burkley (Sam Dickey), Sarina C. Grant (Aretha Balducci), Barbara Rhoades (Maggie Gallagher), Nedra Volz (Pinky Nolan), Jeff Altman (Voice of President Carter).
Sparks start flying when the newly appointed U.S. Congresswoman Maude Findlay arrives in Washington, D.C., throwing a monkey wrench into the political machinery by insisting upon doing things her way. (Last show of the series.)


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